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The Resource The news : a user's manual, Alain De Botton

The news : a user's manual, Alain De Botton

Label
The news : a user's manual
Title
The news
Title remainder
a user's manual
Statement of responsibility
Alain De Botton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The news is everywhere. We can't stop constantly checking it on our computes, but what is this doing to our minds? We are never really taught how to make sense of the torrent of news we face every day, writes Alain de Botton, but this has a huge impact on our sense of what matters and of how we should lead our lives. Here, de Botton takes twenty-five archetypal news stories--including an airplane crash, a murder, a celebrity interview and a political scandal--and submits them to unusually intense analysis with a view to helping us navigate our news-soaked age. He raises such questions as: Why are disaster stories often so uplifting? What makes the love lives of celebrities so interesting? Why do we enjoy watching politicians being brought down? Why are upheavals in far-off lands often so boring? De Botton has written the ultimate guide for our frenzied era, certain to bring calm, understanding and a measure of sanity to our daily (perhaps even hourly) interactions with the news machine.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
De Botton, Alain
Dewey number
302.23
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4749
LC item number
.D43 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Journalism
  • Journalism
  • Mass media
  • Mass media
  • News audiences
Label
The news : a user's manual, Alain De Botton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Politics -- World news -- Economics -- Celebrity -- Disaster -- Consumption -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn855606942
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
268 pages
Isbn
9780307379122
Lccn
2013031206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1611627
  • (OCoLC)855606942
Label
The news : a user's manual, Alain De Botton
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Politics -- World news -- Economics -- Celebrity -- Disaster -- Consumption -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn855606942
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
268 pages
Isbn
9780307379122
Lccn
2013031206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1611627
  • (OCoLC)855606942

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